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  1. Thanks everyone, for the kind words. The model was so textured, I got more mileage out of drybrushing and washes than the usual. Also made for a pretty quick job, all things considered.
  2. My take on one of the LotR mice from Cartoon Miniatures. I've been told he looks like Splinter the rat cosplaying as Gandalf.
  3. Auron is great, and this conversion just straight up looks official. Amazing work!
  4. The tanned triad - shadow, skin, and highlight. Glazed over a VMC US Dark Green base coat. The strongest highlights have Linen White mixed in with Tanned Highlight. Thanks everyone for the kind words!
  5. Finished painting my Fade a while back, thought I'd share her here. She took a long time to finish, but taught me much about how to do skin. Reaper skin triads are the friggin' best! She isn't nude, but if the mods find her to be too NSFW, I'd be happy to hide the images behind links.
  6. Thank you - however, I can't take credit for that idea, the eyes are sculpted right into the model. They are indentations and it was trickier than I thought it'd be to get them to look clean.
  7. Thank you, everyone, for the kind words. They are greatly appreciated!
  8. Thanks for the kind words, and I don't mind criticism! The wood is driven up in many layers, as many as the metal, so I can definitely see it.
  9. Whoever thought to put the words "Whiskey" and "Golem" together, then sculpt it, deserves a freakin' medal. Perhaps the cutest model I've ever painted - and probably one of the trickiest to assemble.
  10. I attribute it to the paint recipe, and also to the blue backdrop combined with Photoshop's wacky auto-correct. Paint recipe, from darkest to lightest, was: Shadows VGC Charred Brown + GW Agrax Earthshade Base VGC Parasite Brown Highlights VMC Medium Flesh VMC Pale Sand Many layers were applied, with lots of gradient mixing.
  11. NMM all the way. Thank you for the kind words!
  12. Now that you mention it, I can totally see it, too. Foo Dog shoulders and all.
  13. Thanks everyone! I appreciate the kind words! Painting the Black Knight has got to be one of the greatest joys I've ever had in this hobby. What an incredible model.
  14. 32mm - the Black Knight is on the larger side. So fun to paint!
  15. It took a bit, but he's done. Percival's pup, all suited up. ... And I know I shared Percival here not too long ago, but here's a shot of them paired together. They were painted as a matching set. Thanks for checking them out!
  16. How cool! I didn't know this was a thing - downloading it now. Thanks for the head's up!
  17. I'm a big fan of Schubert's and look to his painted figures often for ideas. After I wrap up on my Black Knight I plan to give Ben Komet's loaded brush technique a go - it looks to be a tremendous time saver and the results are pretty wild.
  18. Sort of - the plan is usually to lay down the deepest shade and layer up from there, but it never works out like that, so I end up reestablishing all sorts of stuff. As you can imagine, it takes forever to paint like this and I'm trying to learn new methods and get away from using layering exclusively. On this piece, though, I did play around with using washes to shade, more so than usual. Good eye!
  19. I might just consider that. In the meantime, my Instagram (link in sig below) is inundated with WIP snaps I took with my phone along the way. And I do mean inundated - perhaps boringly so.
  20. Awww - thanks everyone. I am pretty proud of how it turned out, and though I could probably spend another week on her, I've got a lot of other projects piling up so the pressure to move on is strong. Specifically, I would like to work the skirt a little more, as the highlights are a little drab and the shade is a single, flat tone. Maybe I'll come back to do it later. But let's be real - who ever does that?
  21. I'd be honored if you did that, honestly, so be my guest!
  22. I wanted to wait until I finished the Black Knight before posting, so I could show them both off at once, but at the rate I'm painting that might not happen until, oh I don't know, 2017. So here she is: Percy in all her crazy paletted glory.
  23. They are a few months apart, so there are subtle differences but I tried to make them match the best I could. The guy on the right came first - I took the lessons learned from him and did a little better on the other one. Thanks for looking!
  24. Thanks everyone! With this figure, I learned a thing or two about manually painting shadows in, post-layering. My usual way of doing things just involved layering up from a shadowy base. I worked his skin up into a pale highlight, and then when I started to apply to blood around the bolts n' stuff, I got a little carried away and used some of my dark blood color to deepen existing shadows and I loved the effect; I loved it so much I went back over the whole thing and it starting turning into what you see now.
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